France Education Northwest, founded in 2008, is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The organization was started by leading members of Seattle’s French-American community, including many members of the French American Chamber of Commerce, to focus on education and promotion of French culture.


The 6th Annual Seattle’s French Fest will be Sunday, March 25 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

If you are interested in participating as a participant, vendor, or volunteer, please email


  • French Internship Program
  • Education Programs
    • A l’Ecole – The Suitcase Project
    • French Cuisine & Gastronomy Education
  • French Culture – Festivals Open to the Public


Cooking Classes – Seasonal Cooking Classes with French Chef Jacques Boiroux


Following the success of the Regional Dinners organized by FEN, French cooking classes are offered every Winter, Spring and Summer. They are taught by renowned French Chef Jacques Boiroux in his private kitchen in Seattle. These classes are a great opportunity to discover French cuisine and get great cooking tips and tricks! Details and registration for our winter cooking class on January 25 can be found here. 

SEATTLE’S FRENCH FEST – An Annual Celebration Each Spring

FEN organizes the West Coast’s largest Francophone-themed festival each spring as part of the prestigious FESTÁL Cultural Event series. The March 20, 2016 event drew 6,000 visitors to the Seattle Center Armory. The event draws its inspiration from the worldwide “Day of Francophonie,” organized in over 100 countries to celebrate the diversity of Francophone cultures and traditions.

Click here to visit the event pages from the 2017 event and mark your calendar for the 2018 event, which will be held on March 25, 2018. Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event? Email

Seattle Opera – Experience Opera Program 2017-2018 Season

France Education Northwest (FEN) is happy to partner again with the Seattle Opera for the 2017-2018 season and offer to FACCPNW and FEN members the Experience Opera program.

Witness the final stages of preparation before an opera hits the main stage! Experience a full-length opera with a unique perspective of behind-the-scenes rehearsing.

For more information on the Experience Opera program, look at our Seattle Opera page.




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